Harvey Samuel Firestone

Harvey Samuel
Firestone
1868
1938

American Businessman, Founded Firestone Tire & Rubber Company

Author Quotes

I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it's making money or not. I can just tell by the way it's being run and by the spirit of the workers.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.

Our company is built on people - those who work for us, and those we do business with.

The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.

The way of the pioneer is always rough.

Thought, not money, is the real business capital.

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.

Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.

You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.

Success is the sum of details.

A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often he has no opportunity to exercise judgment.

Nothing relieves and ventilates the mind like a resolution.

Author Picture
First Name
Harvey Samuel
Last Name
Firestone
Birth Date
1868
Death Date
1938
Bio

American Businessman, Founded Firestone Tire & Rubber Company